Publications

Mike’s forecasts and analyses have been syndicated by leading financial publications and newspapers, both worldwide and in Israel. To read through Mike’s articles, browse the archive below.

Browse the archive by year and month:



2013

Calcalist – 01/20/2013
Still Possible To Prevent Recession In Israel

2012

CALCALIST – 10/23/2012
The Eurozone Crisis And The Global Inflation Threat

GLOBES TV – 06/17/2012
Astrachan: “Save Spain; Italy is next, France is not far behind”

CALCALIST – 06/09/2012
THE EURO SHOULD BE BROKEN APART IMMEDIATELY!

2011

CALCALIST – 08/10/2011
Interview: Credit Rating Agencies Are Irrelevant

GLOBES – 08/09/2011
A World at Risk

GLOBES – 04/17/2011
The US Stock Market wants to go up – Hebrew

GLOBES – 04/11/2011
The Stock Market Still Wants To Go Up

GLOBES – 03/31/2011
Climbing Higher On The Wall Of Worry

TRACK – 02/24/2011
Research Interview Series – Part II

2010

TRACK – 09/13/2010
Employment Is Rising Fast

GLOBES – 09/06/2010
Employment In The U.S. Does Increase

TRACK – 08/16/2010
Research Interview Series – Part I

GLOBES – 07/10/2010
Economic Risks Are Too High

GLOBES – 06/09/2010
Advantage Of Scale And Of Proven Experience

GLOBES – 05/15/2010
World Economy In Short

GLOBES – 05/08/2010
Going For Broke

GLOBES – 05/04/2010
The Disappearing Euro

2009

GLOBES – 12/19/2009
Three Reasons For The Rising Dollar

CALCALIST – 06/04/2009
The Dollar/ILS Exchange Rate Is A Result Of The Bank Of Israel

GLOBES – 05/18/2009
The Economy New Troubles

GLOBES – 03/31/2009
Positive Indicators

GLOBES – 03/31/2009
Hedge Fund Bluff

GLOBES – 03/30/2009
Worst Government Policies In The Western World

MARKER – 02/22/2009
With The Fools Leading The US Economy – I Do Not Dare To Buy

THE MARKER – 02/21/2009
The Government Will Have To Bail Out The Israeli Banks

BARRON’S – 02/13/2009
Could The U.S. Economy Be Nearing A Bottom

CALCALIST – 01/26/2009
At These Low Levels Of Interest Impact On The Economy Is Negative

2008

MARKER – 11/23/2008
Israeli Banks Are In Trouble And So Is The Israeli Public

Bizportal – 11/21/2008
Inflation Is The Solution For The Israeli Economic Crisis

GLOBES – 11/19/2008
Israel Is In A More Severe Real Situation Than The Rest Of The World

GLOBES – 10/06/2008
A Little Inflation Will Save The Situation

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 09/16/2008
The Financial Crisis Is Happening Right Now

CALCALIST – 07/13/2008
The Financial Collapse Is Straight Ahead

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 07/08/2008
The Collapse Has Started – Slow And Steady

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 06/22/2008
Danger Of A Collapse Is Increasing

CALCALIST – 05/25/2008
Bank Of Israel May Issue A Multi-Year Recession

CALCALIST – 04/16/2008
Of Inflation, Stagflation, Recession And Chatter

CALCALIST – 03/17/2008
The Unmistakable Odor Of Collapse

CALCALIST – 03/15/2008
The Collapse Is Closer Than Ever

CALCALIST – 03/10/2008
The Shekel Was Not Ready

CALCALIST – 02/26/2008
Will The Surprise Work?

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 02/19/2008
Is It Time To Buy? From Here The Market Can Go Up

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 01/21/2008
In A State Of Panic There Is No Knowing When The Crisis Will End

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 01/06/2008
The Crisis May Escalate To More Than A Regular Recession

2007

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/10/2007
On The Interest Decisions And The Differences Between Bernanke And Greenspan

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/21/2007
Is It Another Black Monday?

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/01/2007
The Credit Crisis Is Not The Stock Market Crisis

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 06/06/2007
Forecasts That Come True

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/12/2007
Shekel Getting Stronger? No Change, Actually

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/04/2007
A 0.5% Interest Rate Drop Is Sufficient To Drive Down The Shekel

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 03/05/2007
Why The Market Crashed And When Is It Expected To Bounce Back

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 02/27/2007
The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Can Easily Double The Crash

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 02/13/2007
If The Shekel Won’t Collapse And The Political Situation Won’t Get Worse The Market Will Continue To Rise

2006

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/09/2006
Where Are You Rallying?

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 06/13/2006
The Market Collapse Doesn’t Have To Be Big

2005

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/21/2005
In The Struggle Between You And World – Side With The World

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 08/07/2005
Netanyahu’s Resignation Will Hurt The Economy

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/17/2005
Lies And Statistics

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/18/2005
The Recession Is Returning To The Israeli Market

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 01/08/2005
Not Buying Anymore

2004

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/13/2004
How Not To Select A Bank Governor

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/06/2004
I’m Still Buying

GLOBES – 11/29/2004
Netanyahu’s Aiming At The Wrong Target

BIZPORTAL 08/22/2004
Tax Equalization Will Not Hurt The Stock Market

HA’ARETZ – 07/26/2004
Astrachan Forecasts A Recession In China And Warns Of Risks When Investing In Stocks In Israel

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/09/2004
The Bear Attack On The U.S. Market

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/03/2004
Failure Of The Disengagement Plan – How The Markets Will React

GLOBES – 03/03/2004
Not A Bubble

2003

Yedioth – 12/14/2003
The Market Will Continue To Rise, But…

GLOBES – 12/08/2003
2004 Will Be A Global Boom Year

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/01/2003
Room For Optimism

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/28/2003
The Stock Market Rises Will Continue, As Long As The Interest Rate Drops

REUTERS – 08/04/2003
Israel’s Netanyahu Seen Undermining Central Bank

GLOBES – 07/28/2003
Israel’s Economy Showing Signs Of Deflation

GLOBES – 07/08/2003
I Am Bullish On The American Market And Bullish On The Israeli Market

MAARIV – 07/08/2003
Netanyahu Blames The Governor: The Overly High Interest Is Causing An Increase In The Budget Deficit

HA’ARETZ – 07/08/2003
Tal Vardi: We Are Close To A Point Where It’s Unclear Whether Foreign Money Will Stay

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/25/2003
The Stock Market Corrected The Correction

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/11/2003
A Strong, Swift And Elegant Interest Rate Drop Is Required

Reuters – 04/11/2003
Netanyahu Revives Israeli Economic Confidence

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 03/25/2003
Technical Correction In The U.S., Temporary Leap In Israel

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 03/09/2003
We Can Announce The End Of The Collapse

GLOBES – 01/06/2003
In The Last Days We Have Learned One Thing: “How Not To Run A Monetary Policy”

2002

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/16/2002
The Recession – The True Story

GLOBES – 12/08/2002
The Economic Policy Did Far Greater Harm Than The Intifada

GLOBES – 12/08/2002
The Settlements And Yeshivas Would Have Driven Us Into A Crisis Anyway

GLOBES – 11/18/2002
The Government And Bank Of Israel Are Not Sufficiently Aware Of The Critical Problem Of Bank Stability

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/06/2002
The Elections Are Only A Trigger

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/13/2002
The Market Has A Large Chance Of Rising – But A Large Risk Too

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 09/30/2002
End Of The Fall?

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 09/25/2002
We Haven’t Reached The End Of The Decline Yet

GLOBES – 09/25/2002
Strangulation Formula

GLOBES – 06/09/2002
The Shekel’s Problem Is Confidence

REUTERS – 06/04/2002
Israel’s Economy Is Not Structured Properly

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 05/21/2002
A Huge Achievement For Israel’s Economy

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/29/2002
You Cannot Lie To The People Time After Time

HA’ARETZ – 02/24/2002
Capital Markets Forum – Been Bad, Not Sure It Will Get Better

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 02/11/2002
Debasement Of The Shekel

GLOBES – 01/02/2002
Bloopers – You Were Wrong

2001

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/23/2001
Making Bad Mistakes Again

GLOBES – 12/02/2001
U.S. Economy To Power Worldwide Growth Within Months

MAARIV – 12/02/2001
Those Who Define Themselves As Conservatives Should Not Enter The Market Right Now

HA’ARETZ – 12/02/2001
Consensus In Tel Aviv: The American Economy Will Recover Soon

GLOBES – 11/21/2001
U.S. Market Could Soar Higher Than Ever

GLOBES – 10/10/2001
Stocks Will Rise 50% In Coming Year

GLOBES – 09/11/2001
The Fed Will Lower The Interest As Early As This Week

HA’ARETZ – 03/31/2001
Dov Gilboa: The Israeli Market Will Grow By 0% At Most

GLOBES – 03/31/2001
Credit Crunch, Markets May Collapse

GLOBES – 03/14/2001
The Nasdaq Will Return To 2,200, Then Stagnate

GLOBES – 01/02/2001
The Nasdaq Is In Oversell And I Estimate It Will Stabilize In The Next Few Days

2000

GLOBES – 12/20/2000
Without An Immediate Interest Drop The Market May Continue To Fall

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/27/2000
I Will Not Be Amazed If The Nasdaq Dropped To 2200

GLOBES – 11/21/2000
There Is A Reasonable Chance That The Market Will Continue To Fall

GLOBES – 10/15/2000
Nasdaq May Be Over The Worst

GLOBES – 07/31/2000
The U.S. Market Will Continue To Stagnate And Will Eventually Soar

GLOBES – 04/15/2000
If The Market Rises Sell And If The Market Drops Buy And Meanwhile Keep Out

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/15/2000
The U.S. Stock Market Needs To Stabilize Or Fall

MAARIV – 04/15/2000
I Don’t See The Market Rebounding Soon

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 04/11/2000
Internet Stocks Are Still Inflated And Will Continue To Drop

GLOBES – 02/29/2000
The Correction In The Dow Has Ended

GLOBES – 01/24/2000
The Grand Correction

1999

GLOBES – 12/15/1999
A Short Term Correction

GLOBES – 12/13/1999
Profit Taking

GLOBES – 12/12/1999
Stock Exchange Autonomy

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 12/12/1999
Sharp 15% Drops Are Expected In The U.S. Stock Market

HA’ARETZ – 12/12/1999
The Internet Revolution Is Another Stage In The Efficiency Process

GLOBES – 12/11/1999
Sharp Drops In New York In The Beginning Of 2000

GLOBES – 11/17/1999
Learn From America

GLOBES – 11/15/1999
Frenkel Pushed Us Into A Corner

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 11/14/1999
Reactions To Frankel’s Resignation

GLOBES – 09/16/1999
Astrachan Is Not Optimistic: The Market Is In A Bad State

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 09/07/1999
The Dow Can Hit 30,000 In 3 Years

KAV MANCHE – 09/07/1999
Frenkel Was Mistaken By Rising Rates To High

ANALYST ONLINE – 09/06/1999
Bank Of Israel’s Interest Rate Policy Is Deepening The Recession

GLOBES – 08/22/1999
According To The Bond And Forex Markets It Is Wrong To Lower The Interest Rate

BARRON’S – 08/15/1999
It’s Hardly As Bad As Bears Would Have You Think

GLOBES – 08/05/1999
The Action Of The Bank Of Israel And Government

GLOBES – 07/14/1999
The Cost Of Trying To Lower Inflation Is Insane

GLOBES – 06/30/1999
The Israeli Stock Market Is In Danger, The Dow May Hit 20-30,000

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 03/17/1999
The Dow May Hit 12,000 This Year

MAARIV – 01/25/1999
The Dow Will Continue To Soar

MAARIV – 01/13/1999
Much More Dangerous Than The Russian Crisis

1998

GLOBES – 12/30/1998
The Bank Of Israel People Should Rub Against Dimona A Little

HA’ARETZ – 11/22/1998
Israel’s Economic Problems Were Created Here And Not Abroad

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/21/1998
The Dow Jones Will Hit 12,000 Points

BARRON’S – 10/04/1998
Mike Astrachan Finds The Same Fault With Japan’s Policy Makers

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 08/29/1998
I’m Not Racing To Buy Shares On Wall St. At Current Levels

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 08/26/1998
We’Ve Already Exited Dollar Loans

HA’ARETZ – 07/29/1998
Mike Astrachan Recommends To Exit The U.S. Stock Market

BARRON’S – 06/15/1998
Waltz, Anyone?

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 06/07/1998
The Wage Increase Caused U.S. Companies’ Profits To Degrade

BARRON’S – 05/31/1998
Peering Into The Future, Instead Of The Past, Shows That Stocks Really Aren’t Overvalued

BLOOMBERG – 04/07/1998
Economist Astrachan Reitrates View On Stocks

HA’ARETZ – 01/22/1998
The Decline In Profitability Of American Companies Will Not Hurt Market Growth

HA’ARETZ – 01/15/1998
Yesteday’s War, The War On Inflation

GLOBES – 01/15/1998
Ha’Aretz: The Japanese Economy Is To Blame For Everything

HA’ARETZ – 01/13/1998
The Japanese Economy Is To Blame For Everything

1997

BLOOMBERG – 12/21/1997
Economist Astrachan Favors Bond Over Stocks

HA’ARETZ – 11/18/1997
Response – The Probablity Of A Crash Is Not Negligible

GLOBES – 11/16/1997
I Never Said The Wall St. Correction Will Continue, Comment To Article

GLOBES – 11/13/1997
The Wall St. Correction Will Continue, You Should Exit And Wait

HA’ARETZ – 11/12/1997
Astrachan Went From Bull To Chicken

BARRON’S – 11/02/1997
Hitting A Guardrail On The Road To 12,000

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/28/1997
The Trend Reversal Is Predictable But Too Sharp

GLOBES – 10/28/1997
Greenspan Should Have Raised The Interest By 1% Over A Year Ago

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/27/1997
A Sharp Drop For Israeli Stocks In New York

HA’ARETZ – 10/27/1997
The Market Will Rebound Quickly And Reach Surprising Heights

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 10/19/1997
Wall St.: Memories Of “Black Monday”

GLOBES – 08/20/1997
The U.S. Stock Market Only Appears High, In Israel It Is High

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 08/10/1997
Wall St. May Drop By 7% In The Next Few Days

GLOBES – 08/10/1997
Concerns Of The Dow

BARRON’S – 07/27/1997
Goodbye, Speculation

BUSINESS REVIEW – 07/07/1997
Dow Will Grow 12,000

BUSINESS REVIEW – 07/06/1997
Dow Will Grow 12,000

BUSINESSWEEK – 06/29/1997
Are Bonds Ready To Pick Up Steam?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – 06/15/1997
Soaring Stocks Have Left Analysts Pondering Their Valuation Models

THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE – 06/15/1997
Dollar To Remain Firm As EMU Worries Subside

BARRON’S – 06/15/1997
Dow 12,000 – Seer Still Sees It Coming

INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION – 06/01/1997
Dow Will Hit 12,000 By 1999

HA’ARETZ – 05/18/1997
The U.S. Market – No Buyer’s Panic, The Dow Is Expected To Hit 8000

HA’ARETZ – 05/06/1997
The Dow Has Potential For Hitting 8000 In A Month

GLOBES – 04/30/1997
The Dow Is Rallying Again

GLOBES – 03/13/1997
Peak, Correction, And Then What?

HA’ARETZ – 01/30/1997
The Dow Jones Index Is Expected To Double, Triple Or Even Quadruple Itself

MAARIV – 01/29/1997
The Dow Jones Index Will Double By The End Of ’98

YEDIOTH AHRONOTH – 01/02/1997
The Dollar Is Smiling

1996

GLOBES – 12/19/1996
Bank Of Israel Will Maintain A High Real Interest

BARRON’S – 12/15/1996
Comments About: “A Runaway Dow”

GLOBES – 12/08/1996
The Fed Chair And The Markets – Greenspan Frightened The World Markets

BARRON’S – 11/25/1996
Comments About: “A Runaway Dow”

BARRON’S – 11/17/1996
A Runaway Dow?

HA’ARETZ – 10/17/1996
An Administrated Devaluation Or A Mexican Saga – Part II

GLOBES – 10/07/1996
U.S. Share Market May Double Itself In A Relatively Short Time

HA’ARETZ – 09/11/1996
A Truly Free Market

HA’ARETZ – 08/08/1996
This Is The Time To Buy Stocks And The Potential Is High

GLOBES – 08/06/1996
The Dow Jones Is Expected To Hit New Highs

GLOBES – 08/04/1996
The Stock Market Thinks The Depreciation Is Approaching

HA’ARETZ – 08/04/1996
An Administrated Devaluation Or A Mexican Saga – Part I

GLOBES – 07/24/1996
The Bank Of Israel Is To Blame For Inflation

HA’ARETZ – 07/23/1996
Bottom Purchases Will Be An Opportunity

EXECUTIVE – 05/31/1996
The Dow Is Close To 6000 And This Is No Accident, Watch What Comes Next

GLOBES – 03/24/1996
Success As A Threat – What Are The U.S. Markets Afraid Of

BARRON’S – 03/24/1996
Dow 6000? Economist Hangs Tough

GLOBES – 02/25/1996
Rampage On Wall Street

1995

BARRON’S – 12/10/1995
An Economist Sees The Dow Hitting 6000

GLOBES – 11/20/1995
The Rises In The Dow Will Continue Next Year

GLOBES – 08/30/1995
Heading Towards 5000?

GLOBES – 07/11/1995
Need To Consider A 20% Market Drop

DOW JONES – 05/15/1995
Israeli Economist Predicted On U.S.

BLOOMBERG – 05/14/1995
Economist Astrachan Sees Bond, Stock Rallies

GLOBES – 03/22/1995
The Dow Jones Will Hit 5000 This Year

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